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What do you think of this brick work?

Discussion in 'Building' started by mrbg07546, 30 Aug 2016.

  1. tony1851

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    Could it be the original dpc is slate, hence the thick joint?
     
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    Could be, although you wouldn't normally have a slate DPC on a house of that age. Sometimes you do see really big joints on the DPC, especially when the trowels are trying to get a low corner up a bit.
    You need to see a close up photo of the DPC by the toothing and in the other corners. As you said setting back a bit would look much better.
    The Brickwork probably could have been built a bit higher up to DPC, so the joint would have been smaller, as it looks even bigger in the right corner than the existing.
     
  4. mrbg07546

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    Ok seems like it's not so great after all!

    I attached a close up

    This is a 1962 house according the the home buyers survey and it did have time/slate dpc
     

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  5. tomfe

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    What the fudge?!?
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much. For £110 it's not a bad job, and he has mitred the corner brick on edge. Can't really see the DPC joint from that close up.
     
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    who cares what the dpc is made from? hes obviously made his dpc joint big so the courses match
    what was he supposed to do?
    hes just done exactly what i would have done
     
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  9. stuart45

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    It looks from the last photo like he made the joint a bit bigger than the existing and the brick courses are a bit higher on the new work. Matter of choice and if you're not on site you can't be sure about the levels, but I might have taken the brickwork up a touch higher to DPC and kept the joint a bit smaller, which may have worked out better on the garage side as well.
     
  10. tomfe

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    Yeah apart from hes gone over an air brick and the second corse after dpc level is massive too but for £110 for 2 people come on, that only buys your a pint nowadays.

    For that kind of money I'd get him to builds some houses, should get some change out of £2k :D
     
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    I was advised by this forum to replace a ceramic air brick with this plastic one. As a plastic one has 2 times more airflow so I won't be losing any ventilation. That's why it's like that
     
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    Christmas joints ! - you always get a big joint @ Christmas(y)
     
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    Wuden wanna buy a round in your pub tomfe:)
     
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